Saturn Shines by a Waning Morning Moon

Click on an image to enlarge. Images created using the Mobile Observatory app for Android – http://zima.co/

 

January 24th, 2017

The crescent Moon now makes for a convenient marker to find Saturn in the pre-dawn twilight. Look for the pair over the south-eastern horizon with Antares glinting toward the south. While you’re at it, enjoy the Earthshine that illuminates the darkened portion of the Moon’s surface. And don’t forget faint Mercury, now sinking quickly toward the Sun. You’ll need a clear view of the horizon to spot that tiny world.

 

Adapted from 2017: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom) and 2017: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., and the United Kingdom.) For an easy guide to learn the constellations in the night sky, try my book, Signposts to the Stars (see image and links below.)

 

The Astronomical Almanac 2015-2019

Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope

2017: An Astronomical Year 2017: The Night Sky Sights The Astronomical Almanac (2015-2019) Signposts to the Stars

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Details of all available books across the world can be found here or by visiting the author’s page on Amazon. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at astronomywriter “at” gmail.com

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